February 19th, 2018
« Ratine » is the French name of a specific wool cloth that has been brushed to give it a fluffy and curly aspect that makes the fabric more durable and resistant to weather.
This operation stems from a very old know-how that was formerly handmade, apparently using a stick or thistles. Following that, the process was mechanized with a special machine.
At the end of the XIXth century, Florentine men started cutting coats out of a “ratine” regional cloth called Casentino, that was initially worn by monks, coachmen, and Tuscan mountain dwellers.
With this edition 9, we have selected for our coats and jackets a ratinated Italian virgin wool from a Biella specialist. It comes in navy blue and camel, and its authentic and warm texture will slowly acquire character with time.